Things To Do In Valencia

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Fashionable, trendy  and overflowing with culture, historytheaters, clubs, art galleries and museums, this is a very popular city to visit.

plazadelayuntamiento Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square) in the center of Valencia  is full of flowers and fountains,  restaurants,  bars and shops.

From here it’s just a ten minute walk to the old town where you will find many more shops, restaurants and nightlife.

It’s also just a few minutes walk to the upmarket shopping area of  Calle Colón (See Districts of Valencia).

Things To Do In Valencia Old Town

Valencia Old TownThe old town is so small and easy to explore on foot. You can walk along the old tiny winding souk-like streets which are a reminder of the city’s old Moorish past.

In Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen you can visit the Cathedral of Valencia and the Basilica of the Lady of the Forsaken – Patron Saint of Valencia.

The medieval streets of Barrio del Carmen  are overflowing with trendy bars, clubs and restaurants so great for a night out in Valencia ~ Read More  >>

Things To Do In Valencia

Valencia Tourist Bus

Things To Do In Valencia - Valencia Tourist BusThe Hop on Hop Off Bus Sightseeing Tour is a great way to get to know Valencia.

There are two routes – one in the center and another by the beach.

The third goes to the Albufeira which is 12 kilometers from the center of the city.


Things To Do In Valencia

Take A Valencia Tour

valencia toursDiscover the history and culture with a Walking Tour or a Scenic Bike Tour of the Turia Gardens, and the City of Arts and Sciences.

You can also enjoy a Vineyard Tour of the wine growing towns and villages of this area of Valencia.

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Visit the Turia Gardens

Turia Gardens ValenciaThe Turia Gardens are one of the gems of Valencia. Great for jogging, riding a bike or taking a leisurely stroll, this is the best place to come to re-charge your batteries.

The park is full of fountains, ponds, sports facilities and concert halls and great for riding a bike.  It’s also where the amazing City of Arts and Sciences is located.

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Visit the Amazing City of Arts and Sciences

city of arts and sciencesThe City of Arts and Sciences is a futuristic complex at the end of the Turia Gardens. If you visit all the buildings it will take you several days.

The complex contains a variety of buildings housing the Palau de les Arts, the Science Museum, the largest Aquarium in Europe and much more.

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Valencia Festivals

Las Fallas ValenciaThere are so many things to do in Valencia and the festivals are definitely not to be missed.

One of the best is the annual festival of Las Fallas. The annual festival of La Tomatina is held in the town of Buñol,  just a short journey from the city  and easy to reach by train or bus.


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Football in Valencia

valencia fcMestalla Stadium is the home of Valencia FC  in the neighborhood of  Mestalla. Very easy to reach as it’s not far from the Turia Gardens and City of Arts and Sciences.

Valencia FC is a top Spanish football team alongside Madrid and Barcelona.

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Things To Do In Valencia At Night

valencia at nightDuring the warmer months the city comes alive with people enjoying the moonlit nights on the terraces and open-air bars of Barrio del Carmen in the Old Quarter of Valencia

Calle Caballeros is where a lot of the action is in the old town and the barrio of Russafa in the Eixample district  is also a good place to go. During the summer months,  the beach clubs are popular and so are the clubs out of town.

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Wine & Dine & Enjoy Flamenco

plaza de la virgin restaurantAs well as having a very exciting nightlife there are many restaurants and tapas bars in the center of town and by the beach. You can also enjoy flamenco in Valencia.

With over 1,500 restaurants to choose from  there is no shortage of places to go to eat out in Valencia.  The Albufeira (12km from town) is also a popular place to dine as it’s the home of paella.

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Childrens Things To Do In Valencia

Kids will love the sandy beaches and small playgrounds along the promenade of this magnificent city.  The special lanes on the beach-side promenade and the 7km of Turia Gardens are ideal for riding bicycles.

The gardens offer many sporting activities and there are cinemas,  theaters, amazing festivals, the Bioparc Zoo and the stunning City of Arts and Sciences children will love.

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Valencia Beaches

Valencia BeachesThere are 2.8 km of stunning white sandy beaches all with excellent facilities plus there are some lovely hotels by the beach and port so great for your holiday in the sun.

The city beach is just a 15 minute tram ride from the center of town.

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Best Tours & Things To Do in Valencia

Ferry To The Balearic Islands

balearic islands ferryFrom the port of  Valencia you can take the ferry to the Balearic Islands and visit the wonderful islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca .

You can also take the ferry to the Canary Islands, Tunisia, Morocco, France, Italy and Malta.

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